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Shay Barak

Shay Barak, Personal Transformation Guide
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My Service

Reconnect with your true self through mind-body therapy

Change, Transformation, Growth - are all fruits of the healing process. In our work together, I will guide you to uncover what has been driving your life to this point, and coach you on how to face your daily life challenges with practical tools and knowledge

My practice integrates an array of therapy approaches that take clients through a well-contained journey of finding and overcoming beliefs, which have prevented them from reaching their full potential and from enjoying life to its fullest. In this healing process, clients are reintroduced to their deep-seated potential and experience an awakening as they embark on a pathway towards personal growth and a strong sense of self.

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About You

Beneath it all there is a knowing that it can be different

You may have hit a point where you know that something has to change. You may just be curious about why things are the way they are in your life. You may want to let go of inhibiting patterns. Or - you simply want to grow. There are many reasons why we seek a therapeutic connection.​


Some of the issues that we can work with are:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Mild depression

  • Stress management and work issues

  • Transitions - marriage, divorce, new baby, job loss or change

  • Self-criticism or perfectionism

  • Grief and loss

  • Loneliness and seeking partnership

  • Relationship/marriage difficulties

I work with adults, couples, parents, and beings from all walks of life, who wish to make a change in the way they live.

About Me

The most powerful experiences happen when human beings express genuine care towards others

I’m a father and a husband. I have spent many years in the technology industry in Silicon Valley. Some years ago, it became clear to me that what I was missing in my work was an authentic human connection – one that was not based on roles and social preconceptions. Rather, a connection that was grounded on our capacity to see and meet each other on a human level.


I found these connections - outside of the office. And I experienced that connection when I first started working with clients, noticing how, by just staying present and genuinely expressing care, it had a profound and deep healing for clients.


My healing practice is founded on my comprehensive learning and training in a variety of methods, combining the theories of western psychology and eastern philosophies. 


Some of the techniques that I apply are:

  • Hakomi

  • Somatic approach to healing trauma

  • Relational Somatic Healing

  • Recreation of the Self (RC-S)

  • Mind-Body Integration

  • Mindfulness

  • Reiki

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Introductory phone call

The first step we take is a short phone conversation, about 10-20 minutes. This gives us an opportunity to assess whether working together feels right. We will discuss your objectives and expectations, and how I might be able to be of service to you. 

Sessions & Rates


Sessions are 50 minutes long and are held in my San Mateo office. We may also use video conferencing if you are remote, or due to Covid-19 safety recommendations.



I offer a sliding scale fee based on your financial considerations. 

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Use this contact form to schedule an introductory call.

Hi, Your message is important to me. I will contact you as soon as I can. Shay

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